LOWMAN, Idaho (KLIX)-Authorities say a missing Montana man died in a crash discovered Friday morning near Lowman. According to Idaho State Police, 71-year-old Michael Edward Lopez of Missoula, Montana was found in his Dodge Ram pickup that had gone off the roadway and rolled down a steep embankment. Lopez was first reported missing on November 12, as he was headed to see family in California with plans to stop in Caldwell. Authorities learned Lopez's phone last pinged a cell tower in the Lowman area where searchers began looking for the man. A private helicopter crew joined the search through the steep mountain terrain and discovered the wreck. The Boise County Coroner's Office was able to identify Mr. Lopez. The crash remains under investigation by ISP.
US News and World Report
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Lottery drew the number for the Montana Millionaire raffle's early $25,000 prize on Friday. The winning number is 200154. Lottery officials did not immediately say where the ticket was sold. Another number will be drawn on Dec. 15 for a $15,000 early bird prize.
MISSOULA — Gritty play down the stretch paid off for the Montana women's basketball team Friday afternoon in its first game at the Grand Canyon Classic in Phoenix. The Lady Griz struggled with cold shooting and turned the ball over 19 times, but they were rock-solid when it mattered most in a 59-56 overtime win over Houston Baptist. The win was Montana's third in a row, all coming away from Missoula.
Montana won't have enough money to cover all the 2021 claims of livestock killed by predators, the State Livestock Loss Board is reporting. Losses to wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions so far total 331, said George Edwards, the board’s executive director. With claims still coming in for several months it is doubtful the state’s $300,000 compensation fund will hold up.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Montana State’s best performance from 3-point range this season didn’t result in a victory Friday against North Texas. The Bobcats hit 14 of 28 from distance in the opening game of the Holiday Beach Classic hosted by Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, but they couldn’t recover from a dominating second half by the Mean Green in an 87-78 loss.
The latest candidate to step into the 2022 race for Montana’s U.S. House seat in eastern Montana is outgoing Billings City Council member Penny Ronning. Ronning says she has known for most of the year that she would run but wanted to wait until her term on the Council was over before announcing a bid for U.S. Congress.
MISSOULA, Mont. — Red Sleighs Over Montana is returning for the second year in a row. Starting on Dec. 20, 20 local Montana pilots will deliver Christmas gifts by airplane to rural communities around the state. The Museum of Mountain Flying hosts the event to help families in need. Last...
Notebook: Montana State coaches praise All-Big Sky players; Banks breaks down Missouri State, UT Martin offenses
BOZEMAN — The Montana State football team just finished its best regular season since 2012, and it was rewarded with 13 All-Big Sky selections. The Bobcats had the same number of all-conference players in 2019 but fewer first-teamers: five that year, six this year. The last time they had that many was also 2012, when they finished the regular season with a 10-1 overall record.
Taylor Housewright provided a blunt assessment of Montana State’s offensive performance last week at Montana. “We obviously got our ass kicked,” Housewright, MSU’s offensive coordinator, told reporters Wednesday. MSU’s offense compiled a season-low 204 yards in the 120th ‘Cat-Griz game at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. The Grizzlies limited all-Big Sky...
Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series about Montana State all-American Troy Andersen. The first part published in print Nov. 26 and the third will publish Nov. 28. A redshirt freshman hoping to earn some playing time, Willie Patterson dropped a pass. The Montana State wide receiver...
Idaho State Journal
The Idaho State Police are investigating a single-vehicle rollover crash discovered this morning on State Highway 21 in Boise County approximately four miles south of Lowman. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was traveling southbound when his vehicle, a green Dodge Ram pickup, left the edge of the roadway and rolled down a steep embankment. The driver was not wearing a seat belt. He was deceased on scene.